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Four Common Errors in Platinum/Palladium Printing

During a teaching career dating from the 1970’s, I have had occasion to view hundreds of Pt/Pd prints. With the beginners, I have frequently found four common errors: Insufficient Coating. The print is pale and grainy. There is solarization within the image. The cause is not using enough coating solution. When given the choice of […]

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The Paper Story

The Paper Story From 1973 to 1986, I printed platinum and palladium on approximately ten different papers. Suddenly, I couldn’t make any paper work that was ordered after January 1986.  At first, I assumed the problem was related to defective sizing and/or drop in quality control.  Working with Wally Dawes of Paper Source and Zellerbach, […]

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